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Mission Creep

"In the course of my preparation for this second volume, I have examined in manuscript about forty thousand documents.... Week by week and year by year the notes pile up, and there is born an insidious urge to justify or parade this labor by giving a place in the sun to too much of the resultant memoranda. Thus research may partake of the nature of vanity, and a book reflect a picture of the author's progressive grubbings in such strong light as to cast a shadow on the concerns of the other individual whose name appears on the title page."
--   Marquis James 1a

In his Presidential readings, Dr. Zebra occasionally encounters fascinating non-medical facts that cry to be known.

Presenting these facts is mission creep for this website.

Well, so be it. Facilis descensus Averni.

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  1. James, Marquis. The Life of Andrew Jackson. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1938). Libraries.
  2. Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (ed). Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America. 2nd ed. London: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1981.0850110335 Libraries.
    Comment: Enumerates the ancestors and descendants of American presidents up through Ronald Reagan.
  3. Dallek, Robert. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963. Boston: Little, Brown, 2003.0316172383 Libraries 2002116388.
  4. Sullivan, George. Mr. President: A Book of U.S. Presidents. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2005.0439703352 Libraries.
  5. Gary, Ralph. Following Lincoln's Footsteps. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001.0786709413 Libraries.